News Around The District
District Governor Rick Stacy's Janaury Message
2020 Is Behind Us – Bring On 2021
District 5870 Rotarians:  Yes, the year 2020 is finally behind us.  What a tough year right?  I could list all the Rotary events effected by Covid-19 or the Club visits that had to be rescheduled.  We were all effected in one way or another.  However, it has been said by many, "The only time to look backward is to see how far you have come."  I like it.  Let’s do that:
Save the Date for "Multi-Event" Bash
Let's party like it's .... 2019! MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW for our "Multi-Event Bash" on May 14-16, 2021 at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock Texas. You won't want to miss this party!! We are consolidating a year full of missed opportunities in to ONE BIG WEEKEND BASH. Foundation Dinner & Conference of Clubs & being back together. More details coming soon.
Register for Grants Management Training Seminar 
Our first Grants Management Training Seminar will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 on Zoom. Both the 3hr and 1hr sessions are available. This is a free event however you must register to receive the Zoom link. Click to register.
Mid-Year Public Image Booster Training 
Save the date of Saturday, January 23rd from 9AM-12PM for our Virtual Mid-Year Public Image Booster Training. This is a free event and open to all Rotarians. Click here to register.
Introducing A New Resource For Clubs
Introducing a NEW RESOURCE for Clubs… the Content Creation Team! This Team is here to help your Club with any of the following: 
  • Facebook Graphic
  • Facebook Event Image
  • Rack Card
  • Press Release
  • Flyer or Poster for your upcoming event. 
  • Signage 
  • Promotional Video
Clubs Join Together For Ramp Project
The Rotary Clubs of Austin-Southwest and South Austin joined forces to build a 54-foot wheelchair ramp in conjunction with Texas Ramp Project of Travis County.
Southwest Travis County “Coats for Kids”
The Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest partnered with the S.W. Travis County Rural Community Center to help supply coats for the children of their clients for Christmas.
Grow Rotary Central Texas Challenge
Calling all Club Membership Chairs! Don't forget to enter our GROW ROTARY CENTRAL TEXAS CHALLENGE! Awards will be given at the end of the year. See here for details.
District "Rise Against Hunger" Service Project
Calling all Rotarians!! Volunteers are needed for the District "Rise Against Hunger" Service Project on February 20, 2021 in Marlin at the Marlin Men’s Association Building. 
Caroling At Rosewood Retirement Community
Monday, 14 December was absolutely a spectacular evening with 16 Killeen Heights Rotary Club members and 6 guests for a total of 22 participants caroling at the Rosewood Retirement Community for the 37 residents from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
South Austin Ends The Year With Service
SOUTH AUSTIN Rotary club got together for their annual project of putting together dignity bags for people who are living homeless.
Wrapped Up In The Christmas Spirit

Amidst a myriad of different Rotary Club activities, a Christmas parade is a new No. 1. The Marlin Christmas Parade 2020 theme was “Spirit Of Christmas.”
Global Grant Scholarship
The Global Grant Scholarship Committee chaired by Katherine Logue of the RC of Waco met in December to interview four candidates.  Candidates came from the RC’s of Waco, Austin, and Killeen Heights.  All candidates were very qualified. 
All-Star Challenge Level One
Calling all Public Image ROCKSTARS!! The first level of the PUBLIC IMAGE ALL-STAR CHALLENGE is all about strengthening your Club brand. For Level 1 - submit your Club's Rotary Master Branded Logo (most of you already have this) and a Club #Hashtag
Rotary Believes Peace Is Possible
Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for  leaders from around the world to study at our peace centers to become peacemakers. Your club can nominate one of these leaders.
La Grange Rotary Spreads Holiday Cheer
The Rotary Club of La Grange has been busy spreading some holiday cheer! They collected gifts and almost $2000 in monetary donations from members for the Fayette County Child Welfare Board. These gifts will go to local children currently in foster care or in placements with family members.
Christmas For Children
Members of the Rotary E-Club of Central Texas delivered toys and games to CASA in Bastrop and Nancy Keck gave to VFW.
Upcoming Events
January Theme - Vocational Service
Jan 01, 2021 – Jan 31, 2021
Grants Management Training Seminar #1
Zoom Meeting
Jan 16, 2021
Mid Year Public Image Booster Training
Zoom Meeting
Jan 23, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2021-22 Pre-PETS Training
Virtual Meeting
Feb 13, 2021
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Lone Star PETS
Virtual Meeting
Feb 22, 2021 – Feb 28, 2021
Rotary's 116th Birthday
Feb 23, 2021
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Austin Southwest
Killeen Heights
Round Rock
South Austin
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